Sarah “Sally” Buxkemper

2011 Cowgirl Inductee – Texas


Sarah “Sally” Buxkemper’s passion for agriculture is evident through her work in refining cattle pedigrees. Working in a male-dominated field, Buxkemper’s career has been anything but mediocre. She aided in the development of a new breed of cattle, the Simbrah, combining Simmental with Brahman, which is resistant to the ailments of its ancestors. She was one of the few women (preceded by Honoree Minnie Lou Bradley) to graduate with an Animal Husbandry degree from Oklahoma State University, and was the first woman to be trained by the American Breeders Service to administer artificial insemination. Buxkemper lives in Ballinger, Texas where she maintains the RX Ranch, managing cattle and continuing her life-long goal to improve her herd and sell product world-wide.